Hockey: Six of the best from Harlow mens’ firsts

Lifestyle / Tue 13th Oct 2015 at 10:56am

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Harlow returned in emphatic style against Saffron Walden this Saturday with a resounding 6-1 win.

The game started with Harlow containing with opposition in their own half, the strong pressing game which Harlow have developed this year really paying dividends. Within the first 10 Harlow opened the scoring. Joe Symonds providing the assist from a penalty corner to Andy Boughtwood who struck home his first of four goals.

The second came again from Boughtwood, this time Ben Light assisted the striker who rifled home a shot off the inside of the post.

As Harlow continued to press and the half drew to a close, an all too familiar scenario unfolded, Saffron Walden broke on the counter and scored a very sloppy goal. This resembled shades of last weeks late clacton winner.

Harlow knew they had to respond immediately and defender James Morris turned provider as his ‘mazy’ run into the D perfectly T’d up Boughtwood for his third.

The fourth followed in quick succession and once again James Morris provided a neat threaded ball for Rhys Mace at the far post.

The fifth and Boughtwoods last of the game was another masterclass move building from the midfield, slipped to right to Cyrus Mace to ‘put it on a plate’ for the striker who made no mistake.

The final goal came five minutes from time, an exasperated Benn Hagger found the energy to make one more surging run from deep, leaving the opposition in his dust, and finding Solo Castillo to roll it home under the advancing keeper.

Harlow made good on their promise last week to build on the defeat to clacton, however frailties are still noticeable on the break and the defence will need to keep a watchful eye against stronger opposition.

Next week brings another seaside trip, this time in the form of Southend, where Harlow will look to continue their dominant play and ensure the seaside doesn’t shipwreck their title hopes once again.

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